Paul’s Perambulations

April 26, 2011

MONEY MATTERS for dating, etc. etc.

Filed under: General,Love — admin @ 11:17 am

What happens when the financial resources and financial expectations differ significantly for those dating?  Who pays for what? Can it really work, (more…)

April 22, 2011

Good Friday Peace Demonstration at Lockheed Martin

Filed under: Education,Peace,Religion — Paul @ 9:32 pm

I am a regular attender at the Brandywine-sponsored Good Friday demonstration at Lockheed-Martin (and was arrested there on Good Friday a few years ago). Something unusual happened this year, as explained in the following letter that I wrote to the leaders of the Brandywine Peace Community. (more…)

April 18, 2011

Tax Day at the Post Office, 2011

Filed under: Peace,Religion — Paul @ 8:57 pm

I was at the Bryn Mawr Post Office this afternoon, distributing literature that explained how nearly half of the federal budget relates to military expenditures. I was suggesting that this is the place for cuts to be made, not in essential services. (more…)

April 16, 2011

My Comment on NYTimes column entitled “About My Support for Natural Gas.”

Filed under: Nature,Politics — admin @ 9:23 pm

Article states “The truth is, every problem associated with drilling for natural gas is solvable.” Ah, and isn’t that the American Way. Let’s see – there’s the Gulf Oil Spill for oil, and Three Mile Island for atomic energy, but where there’s a will, there is a way.  NOT in this country – there is no effective “will” because it will significantly cost the wealthy that control the decisions (and country) some of their profits. (more…)

April 6, 2011

“sometimes I think this is not america.”

Filed under: Education,Peace — admin @ 10:16 pm

 I received this email today concerning a young Nepalese boy at South Philadelphia High School, as follows:  (more…)

April 5, 2011

Cigarettes, 2 for $1: The Brisk, Shady Sale of ‘Loosies’

Filed under: General,Politics,Work — admin @ 9:05 pm

The title above is from a recent NYTimes article about the illegal sale of single cigarettes, and it poses many questions about the society we live in. Here are some things to consider:

 Does this encourage people to break the law? Does it even become “hip” or “smart” to be a little bit illegal? What about all the folks who cross state lines to avoid paying their sales tax on liquor or other items?

Is this American entrepreneurship?  The central character is working regularly, when no other more appropriate jobs are available for him.

Is this how we get healthcare – doing your time in prison?         (more…)

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